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No, David! by David Shannon
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No, David! (1998)

by David Shannon

Series: David (1)

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I think that this book is an excellent read for young children, especially little boys who like to get into mischief. This book could easily relate to young boys and even though David is repeatedly told "no," it is out of love from his mother. This could be a great way for children to better understand that even though they do things that their parents reprimand them for, they are still loved. The book also has great illustrations that really carry the story. Without the illustrations, the reader wouldn't know what was going on. This book does a great job of illustrating different things that young children do, but also ties it back to the love that a mother has for her son. ( )
  rebeccafrady | Apr 16, 2015 |
I liked this book for two reasons. First, any child can relate to the activities that David does, like playing with his food or not putting his toys away. Second, the illustrations were bright and colorful which draws in the reader. Also, the style fits the written text. This is a children’s book and it looks like the words are written with pencil. However, with this book it would be a little challenging incorporating this book in the classroom. The big idea of the story is to listen to your authority figures because they want what is best for you. ( )
  moaks1 | Apr 10, 2015 |
This realistic fiction book was about a boy named David who kept getting in trouble at home. This book was very interesting because the words told less of the story than the actual pictures did. The words basically said "No, David" the whole time, but the pictures were describing the scene that the boy was doing wrong. Often times, he was playing with something he wasn't supposed to be playing with, not picking up after himself, or breaking things. In the last few pages, it shows that David broke a vase. He was put in a timeout by his mother, but after a while, his mother called him to her and told him that she loved him.
  BethWal94 | Apr 6, 2015 |
No, David is about a young boy who is always getting into some kind of trouble. Whether it is for not picking up his room or chewing with his mouth open at the dinner table. David doesn’t mean to keep getting in trouble, he just wants to have fun and enjoy being a kid. ( )
  Analley | Apr 2, 2015 |
No, David! by David Shannon was a very cute picture book. It reminded me of when I was little because all of the words were the mother yelling at David not to do certain things. I enjoyed this book because it allowed the reader to thoroughly connect the words to the pictures. The illustrations were vivid and bright, but not too detailed. It looked like a really good child drew them. I think they truly enhanced the words because David is a crazy, young boy and it looked like he himself drew the pictures. For example, on the page where it says, “Go to your room!” David is sulking with a mad face and is walking off into the distance. I liked how even though the sentences were short, there was still correct punctuation. I think that is a really important characteristic of children’s books. The more these children are familiar with punctuation the better their punctuation will be. If children are exposed at a young age they will become more familiar. I really liked this story because I think it is relatable for young children. They will be able to see themselves as David sometimes. I think older readers, grown-ups, will enjoy it as well because they can relate to both David when they were younger, and David’s mother. The main message or big idea of this story is to always listen to what your parents say, but if you have an accident they will still love you. I think the last page was important because it shows that there is a positive side to this whole day and that his mother does not hate him. Overall, I enjoyed this book and thought the imaginative features were incredible. ( )
  AnneJohnson | Mar 31, 2015 |
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The story "No, David!" is a story about a little troublemaker named David. David gets in all sorts of trouble and tends to break everything in his home. However, his parent(s) reaction and discipline for his bad behavior is just "No, David!" David sees no wrong in his misbehavior, but finds it fun and entertaining for him. Does David learn his lesson and starts to behave? Read and find out. This is a great story to read to children who struggle to pay attention in class. It is an easy read with simple and repetitve text.
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Parents will be quick to jump to the conclusion that there can be nothing appealing in a tale of an ugly kid who breaks things. And certainly--from that adult perspective--there's something off-putting about the illustrations of David, with his potato head, feral eyes, and a maniacal grin that exposes ferociously pointed teeth. But 3- and 4-year-olds see things differently, and will find his relentless badness both funny and liberating. "No, David," wails the off-stage mother, as David reaches for the cookie jar. "No! No! No!" as he makes a swamp out of the bathroom. "Come back here, David!" as he runs naked down the street. Each vivid double-page illustration is devoted to a different youthful indiscretion and a different vain parental plea. Readers will be amused to know that the protagonist's name is no accident: award-winning writer-illustrator David Shannon wrote the book after discovering a similar effort that he had made, again with himself at the center of each drawing, at the age of 5. (Ages 3 to 6) --Richard Farr

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A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.

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